18-56 Lodestar (c/n 2543)
In the early 1950s
BWIA formed an association with BOAC (in what today would be termed
an "Alliance"). At that time the
remaining Lodestars (and all the Vikings and DC-3s) were painted
psuedo-BOAC livery complete with white tops and blue cheat lines
and registration letters.
The cabin titling bore "B.W.I.A." and
displayed on the nose was a modified Speedbird logo with
BWIA's Winged Lion in
a circle in the center. VP-TAQ went to Canada in the early 1950s
CF-FSS with H.J.